Born and raised in New Jersey, singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen has a net worth estimated at $200 million. Picking up the guitar in his teens, Springsteen first began making music with bands The Castiles, Earth and Steel Mill. Signing a recording contract with Columbia Records in 1972, Springsteen would win critical praise for his first two releases, Greetings from Ashbury Park, N.J. and The Wild, The Innocent, and the E Street Shuffle. However, it wasn't until his third album, Born to Run that Springsteen broke into commercial success, the most prosperous being the 1984 album Born in the U.S.A, which has been certified platinum fifteen times by the RIAA and produced seven top-10 singles.
Springsteen took a hiatus from the E Street Band throughout the 1990s, releasing only three albums and contributing to other music artists and film, namely the soundtracks to the movies Philadelphia and Dead Man Walking. In 2002, Springsteen reunited with the E Street Band to renewed acclaim and a record breaking tour. Out of sixteen studio albums, seven have topped the US charts. Springsteen has worked with other music artists such as Donna Summer, Lou Reed, Jerry Lee Lewis and John Fogerty. To date, Springsteen has sold 120 million albums worldwide. Springsteen has garnered a staggering amount of awards, including twenty Grammy Awards, four American Music Awards, two Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award. In 1999, Bruce Springsteen was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.